Windows 10 SDK Preview updated with new APIs and more

Good News developers, Microsoft has released a new update to Windows SDK Preview, which brings in new APIs and more. Let us have a look at whats’ new in the Windows 10 SDK Preview version in build 10158.

Windows.Devices.Perception.Provider

This new Windows 10 SDK preview introduces two new related sets of APIs in Windows.Devices.Perception and Windows.Devices.Perception.Providers namespaces. This newly introduced providers APIs will now allow IHVs and OEMs to expose the depth, infrared and color cameras for computer vision into UWP and to designate the camera as participating in the Windows Hello face authentication. Windows.Devices.Perception namespace features client APIs which let the UWP application to access color, depth or infrared data of computer vision cameras.

Windows.Media.Capture.AdvancedPhotoCapture and Windows.Media.Media.AdvancedPhoto

AdvancedPhoto and AdvancedPhotoCapture APIs are the newly introduced photo capture APIs for Windows 10 which enable the apps to capture the HDR photos on the supported devices. For the devices that doesn’t feature the HDR capabilities but support the Variable Photo Sequence, this API will use a platform provided the algorithm to generate the HDR photo.

Windows.Media.Import.PhotoImport

PhotoImport API is newly added to the Windows.Media.Import namespace which is the modern and asynchronous WinRT API that enables the Windows Store and classic apps to import photos and videos from the portable devices like digital cameras, smartphones, memory cards, pendrives and other removable USB storage media with an intensity of ease and performance. Running in the background is one of the key feature of PhotoImport API, such that even when your app is suspended the import will be in process.

Types converged

Windows.Media.Capture.CameraCaptureUI

  • Windows.Security.ExchangeActiveSyncProvisioning.EasClientDeviceInformation

The types are converged based on the developers feedback.

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